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The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 16 August 1925 (USA)
A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Echo - The Ventriloquist
... Rosie O'Grady
... Hector McDonald
... Hercules
... Tweedledee
... Detective Regan
... Judge
... Attorney for the Defense (as William Humphreys)
... Prosecuting Attorney (as A.E. Warren)
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Storyline

Three sideshow performers leave their lives of captivity and become "The Unholy Three." Echo the ventriloquist assumes the role of a kindly old grandmother who runs a bird shop. Tweedledee, the "twenty inch man," becomes her grandbaby, and Hercules is their assistant. Soon an incredible crime wave is launched from their little store. Written by David Ezell <dezell@cody.gac.peachnet.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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16 August 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Trindade Maldita  »

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Budget:

$103,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$704,000
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original novel by Tod Robbins, Tweedledee is the mastermind of the Unholy Three instead of Echo. See more »

Goofs

The Ape at the pet store is clearly a chimpanzee, but is depicted as larger than a real chimpanzee can grow. See more »

Quotes

Hercules: [as the detective's about to find the stolen jewels in the toy elephant, he snatches it from the detective and gives it to Tweedledee] I hate to see anybody tease a baby.
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Connections

Referenced in Tod Browning's 'Freaks': The Sideshow Cinema (2004) See more »

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Simply magnificent
23 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Unholy Three is a magnificent piece of filmmaking. The actors really fit into their roles. The mixture of thriller, comedy and drama is perfect. Tod Browning shows his talents. This film deserves to be shown more. I saw it at the Umea Filmfestival this September with newly written live music that made a great movie even better.


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